So girl 여자아이 is literally woman 여자 + child 아이 that'll make things easy to remember.
Well, in the first few lessons they introduced the word child, which was orignally pronounced ah-eee (아이). Since 한굴 doesn't connect syllables, this would be pronounced yeo-jaa-ee not yeo-jah-ai. If they did connect syllables, this sentence would be pronounced yee-oh-jah-ai. But instead, we pronounce it sort of like yo-ja-ee. Obviously, 'yo-ja-ee' isn't the perfect pronunciation because romanitizations don't match the letters of 한굴, but it's probably the closest you could get if you used romanitizations (which I don't recommend). Correct me if I am wrong, but this is just from what I have heard.
I was told this is the form for a specific age group, 4-8 yrs old. And 소녀 is for about 12 to 16. Is that right?
I thought 여자 on its own meant girl. Yesterday I was watching performances on an award show and when the girl group "Gfriend" was up it said "여자 친구" as in girl friend
I think 여자 is more like female. Since 아이 means child, 여자아이 would literally be translated as female child i.e girl as young female.
Also, 여자 = female
친구 = friend
여자 친구 = girlfriend
여자 means woman 여자아이 means girl like a little kid since 여자 is woman and 아이 is child 여자친구 is girlfriend because 여자 is woman and 친구 is friend
여자 means woman... So since a "girlfriend" is usually an adult, it's translates to 여자진구 or woman friend... 여자아이 literally means Woman Child... Or girl... Just like 남자아이 directly translates to Man Child...
girl = female child This is the original meaning of the word "girl" No need to add "child" to "girl".
Although some people do use the word "girl" when referring to a young woman and most women enjoy being referred to as younger than they are.
I put "boy child" for 남자아이 previously and it was marked correct. This time I put "girl child" and it's wrong.
Try putting only 'a girl' and 'a boy'. I always write that and it is always correct.
If you directly translate this word... It's actually really weird... because it means "❤❤❤❤❤ child"... I'm confused... lol
여자아이 directly translates to Woman Child, just as 남자아이 directly translates to Man Child...